Is parenting a struggle?

Young Hearts & Minds
 is for Parents, teachers and youth workers. It will give you the tools to guide children & young people to successfully ride the roller coaster of life; to cope with the highs and lows and develop resilience.

We have brought experts from all over the world and Northern Ireland to explore some of the critical factors involved in baby/child/adolescent development & mental health.

  • Tackling homework, Screen time, food and bedtime [more info]
  • Stressful birth and the consequences for mother and baby [more info]
  • Early adverse experiences leading to developmental trauma [more info]
  • How to avoid passing your stress and anxiety to your kids  [more info
  • Dealing with “Toxic Stress” in families [more info]
  • Exploring how social media affects a child’s development [more info
  • Helping Children deal with grief and bereavement [more info]
  • Helping your child to “self-regulate” [more info]
  • Addiction – From root causes to prevention [more info]
  • Teaching a Young Person to become more “Resilient” [more info]
  • Understanding suicide[more info]

27th & 28th June 2018 - Waterfront Hall - Belfast


An invitation

Welcome to the website of Young Hearts & Minds, taking place in Belfast on the 27th and 28th of June 2018…

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We have extraordinary speakers from around the globe speaking at the Trauma Summit. Professionals, academics and authors…

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The Young Hearts & Minds programme is informative, fun, educational and most of all; will benefit you…

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Speakers from around the globe will be talking at Young Hearts & Minds 2018

Prof Jim Dornan

Professor, Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr Gabor Mate

Renowned speaker & Bestselling Author

Elaine Miller-Karas

Co-founder - Trauma Resource Institute.

Steve Hoskinson

Founder of Organic Intelligence

Éadaoin Bhreathnach

Consultant Occupational Therapist

Billie Hughes

Lead nurse and Service manager for CAMHS

Dr Dan Siegel

Acclaimed author & Psychiatrist

Dr Fiona Pienaar

Chief Clinical Officer for Mental Health Innovations

Dr Shoshanah Lyons

Clinical Director - Beacon House

Robin Shapiro

Author & Presenter

Roy Fears

Drama Therapist - Beacon House

Fergus Cumiskey

Director - Contact NI

Dr Gary O’Reilly

Clinician & Academic Researcher


Timetable of talks including times

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